Wednesday, 28 July 2010

A finish (and a start!)

I have been quilting and sewing the binding on my Gwen Marston free pieced stars quilt, and now it is finished!

I will take it round to my friend's soon. I love the cream binding, and the way it throws the focus into the centre of the quilt. I also love the fact that I have used up all the Kaffe Fassett fabrics I bought, even the charm pack!

While I was finishing off, I needed a bit of piecing to keep me going, so I had a rummage in the Linus box. I found these lovely scraps of Moda fabric in dusty pinks, burgundy and cream. They look like pieces left over from a kit or layer cake or something. There was also a reasonably sized piece of floral fabric from the same (or a similar) range. What to do?
Most of the scraps were small, so I though fourpatches was a good idea. I decided to make a Bonnie Hunter design, 'I spy a 4 patch' which I have made before and been very pleased with. I started by having the dark squares in a scrappy arrangement, but soon decided that wasn't right.
Here is my final arrangement. Much better! Now I'll audition border fabric.


Tonya R said...

woohoo, congrats on the finish - it's beautiful

loulee said...

The stars are beautiful.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Looks great! You have been busy :o)

black bear cabin said...

LOVE that free pieced star quilt!!! a great way to use up scraps...i may have to copy you :)